Sector Guide

Where could you work?

Defence - Engineering & Business Operations

Companies in this sector provide capability such as armoured fighting vehicles, avionic systems and tactical communications to armed forces, both in the UK and around the world.

General Dynamics UK at a glance

Key facts:

  • One of the UK’s leading defence companies, and an important supplier to the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD)
  • Designed and developed AJAX, the future of Armoured Fighting Vehicles (AFV), delivering 589 platforms to the British Army
  • Provides the tactical communication system Bowman, used by the UK Armed Forces
  • Provides avionic systems for military aircraft around the world
  • Established in the UK over 50 years ago
  • More than 1,350 employees across the UK
  • Ministry of Defence Employer Recognition Scheme Gold Award in 2017

Discipline groups recruited...

  • Aerospace
  • Chemical/Process
  • Civil/Building
  • Computing/Technology
  • Electronic & Electrical
  • Materials & Minerals
  • Mechanical/Manufacturing
  • Sciences/Maths

Opportunities & Benefits:

A career at General Dynamics UK is challenging and rewarding. From day one, you will be involved in delivering innovative capability to the UK Armed Forces and customers worldwide. You will develop new skills that will serve you throughout your career. As an employee of General Dynamics UK, you will be supported throughout your career to enable you to make the most of the different opportunities available.

We offer a competitive starting salary, plus bonus of up to 10 per cent (depending on individual and company performance) as well as flexible working in the form of a nine-day fortnight, and supported mentoring, training, learning and development. You’ll also gain valuable in-depth hands-on exposure and experience on a variety of projects, and receive company support to achieve Chartered status and additional or professional qualifications.